Plant a mystical acorn that grows into a family tree in which your choices create its branches. Raise a family, farm the land, run shops, and explore a world where everyone ages. When you die, step into your children's shoes and continue your family's legacy.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“It's dangerous to go alone.

A game of Kynseed's scope requires the sort of feedback and insight that only players can provide. It's also equally important to us that we have open and accessible development where you good folks can not only help craft the game but also be part of a larger community. This game all began as a mere twinkle in our eyes, and we've been hard at work crafting that original idea into a full RPG sandbox experience. Having all of you along for that ride will make both the ride and the game all the better.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We game developers are notoriously bad at predicting dates. It’s as if someone snuck into all our homes and nicked our calendars. So although predicting the future is beyond our supernatural powers, we likely have at least a year of development left. Maybe longer depending on how many bathroom breaks we take.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Many of Kynseed's more unique features are still yet to come, such as NPC aging, generations, the family tree, and additional story elements. We also plan to expand the world of the game significantly. Currently we have 1 complete 'Haven' consisting of numerous regions as well as most of the 2nd Haven. Our plan is to have 6 Havens in total, various combat zones, as well as some magical realms beyond...”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently, the initial Early Access version covers the first year of the game which includes:

  • 25 unique regions to explore in the world.
  • Run your own business, such as the local Blacksmith or Goods Store.
  • Over 2 hours of beautiful music with far more planned in the future.
  • All four seasons to experience.
  • Tasks and events spanning your first year, with much more to come.
  • Player aging to the adult phase (current in its first draft).
  • A wealth of charming (and not so charming) characters to interact with.
  • Combat against some energetically mischievous foes (currently in its first draft).
  • Numerous items to find and collect on your travels.
  • Keyboard & Mouse plus Controller support, with an interface that switches seamlessly between the two.
  • A large number of appalling puns and wordplays.

And of course, we'll be adding a great deal more as we go along.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We plan to gradually raise the price at certain points when the content and features meet the right level of quality. We will always aim to deliver a full experience and never fleece you with dirty words like 'add-ons' and 'microtransactions'.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We're a very approachable bunch and we pride ourselves on being the kind of team you can always chat to. It's incredibly important to us that we involve the community in every aspect of the development process. We're always available for chatting on Discord, our forums, Steam's forums, and of course via Twitter. Regardless of where you find us, you're always welcome to come say hello, ask questions about game development, share your ideas, or just hang out with us during our workday (or yours!).”
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About This Game


Kynseed is a sandbox life sim RPG brought to you by developers who worked on the Fable series for Lionhead Studios.

Live your life in a quirky world where everyone ages and dies, including your pets! Take control of the mystical Kynseed and grow your family legacy over generations as you pass your skills and powers down to your children.

  • Run a business such as a blacksmith, tavern, apothecary, or goods store.
  • Go adventuring in dangerous regions and battle dark faery tale creatures.
  • Farm your land to create various ingredients that you'll come to rely on.
  • Develop relationships with NPC’s who have their own lives and who will remember your deeds, actions, and pranks!
  • Find proverbs to unlock the secrets of this mysterious dark faery tale world.
  • Gather materials to create items, craft beers, or mix cures for a range of bizarre maladies.
  • Buy strange artifacts from the mysterious Mr Fairweather - items which can aid your chores, help you in combat, or just let you mess with the world. But be warned of his life tax, for each item must be paid with years from your life!

In Kynseed, live your lives the way you choose in a lovingly handcrafted 2D open world.

ABOUT PIXELCOUNT STUDIOS


We are a team of three little pigs named Neal, Charlie, and Matt who are building a brick house to keep the wolf from the door. With over 30 years of collective experience developing the Fable series and its community, we hope to infuse our games with the same charm, eccentricity, and humour that permeated Lionhead’s games.

Using our collective experience, we’re working hard to make Kynseed the sort of game we always wished had been made. To help us on this journey, we’ll be calling upon our community to give feedback, guidance, and ego boosts.

Ultimately, we want to always be accessible and honest with the players and never feed them a company line. So, for better or worse, you can expect us to talk to you all with the same honesty and candor as a coworker: with plenty of cursing and sarcasm.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or Higher
    • Processor: Intel Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 Compatible Video Card
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 550 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Kynseed is still very early into development, so your mileage may vary. If you have any issues, feel free to email us at Support@Kynseed.com.

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